After posting the best record in over a decade, the 2016 Pac-12 South Champion Colorado Buffaloes received their rings in a ceremony on Friday night. Last year’s campaign was a comeback season for coach Mike MacIntyre and CU with a 8-1 record in conference play along with an invite to the Valero Alamo Bowl.
Under MacIntyre, Colorado orchestrated one of the most best turnarounds in college football history. They also became the third team in history to end a run of 10-straight losing seasons with a 10-win season.
The entire Buffaloes team including NFL rookies Chidobe Awuzie, Ahkello Witherspoon and Jordan Carrell made an appearance at CU’s Champions Center for a lobster and steak dinner before a presentation of the championship rings.
"From the bottom of my heart, from the deepest part of my soul, I thank everybody in here," MacIntyre told the room filled with players, coaches and support staff. "Everybody in here is getting a ring and people associated with this program have made your dreams and my dreams come true."
Here’s a look at the impressive hardware.
Colorado will be looking to repeat as division champions in 2017 by opening the season on Sept. 1 in the Rocky Mountain Showdown against in-state rival Colorado State. Tickets for individual games are currently on sale at cubuffs.com.